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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Knitting Sack

The angels have taken out their knitting sack to patch up the hole in my heart.  It won't be the same, of course, but enough to hold up until He makes me whole again and BETTER than new!  They are SO busy and just won't leave me alone ... don't leave me alone!


Mary said...

So rough day without my brother today just heard song and thought.about how much I depended on josh and needed him so these versed makes me think.about him.......I drove for miles just to find you and find myself all these screams all these voices in my head you gave me strength gave me hope for a lifetime This time won't you save me This time won't you save me I can feel myself givin' up This time won't you save me This time won't you save me I can feel myself givin' up..... Broke down cuz I miss my brother so much who was always there but I know we will all meet again
Love ya sis mary

Pepper said...

I'm praying for you, Mary.

Pepper said...

This is Poppa:

I cried when I read your post, Mary. It is so normal to cry when a person means so much to you. Josh was so many things to all of us but especially you. You were so close as children then you lived with Josh and Rachel for a year. Then you and Josh were to last two siblings to live in Starkville. Then you attended MSU and studied psychology together. That's a lot of history. He us woven into the fabric of your life. But that's a good thing. Great memories to hold you until you meet Josh again. It's still rough though. It's rough on us all. The good thing for me is that God has left me with a beautiful wife, 5 children, 4 daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and 8 grandchildren to love and be loved by. Then two children in heaven (Tina and Josh) waiting for me. When I count my blessings I realize just how good God is. Let's all count our blessings right now.

Love, Poppa

Pepper said...

As I mended my husband's sweater I realized that although I could stitch the fibers together, upon close inspection, one could see the fragility of the mend. I would have to warn him to treat the sweater gently as the slightest stress on the fabric could cause it to tear apart again. Those unaware of the mended tear will probably not notice it and think everything is just fine. If you know it's there you will probably treat it with care. I pray all of us will treat with care those we know whose hearts have been torn with pain.